Below the Box Score, Week of 9/11/17: Destroying The Lowest Attendance of the Year


Well, the Rays have done it again: a new low attendance mark on the season.  And the season before that. And the one before that. All the way back to 2006, no team has drawn fewer than 8,000 fans (excluding hurricane-moved games and empty stadium games due to riots). The Rays on Tuesday went way below that: 6,509 fans in attendance. In fact, the attendance was so low, they didn’t even bother reporting the time of game.  The Rays then drew 7,185 the following afternoon to finish the series on a strong note.  The good news is that the Rays will be playing home games in Citi Field next week, giving them the opportunity to play in front of some fans, hopefully.

 

The Rays were joined by the A’s, White Sox, Reds, Pirates, Marlins, Mariners, Padres, and Braves in the sub-20k attended group this week. Of those, the A’s, White Sox, Marlins, Reds, and Pirates averaged below that mark.  On the top end of things, only the Dodgers, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Cubs drew above 40,000 once last week, with only the Blue Jays not averaging above the mark.

 

We also had our longest game of the season with the nineteen inning marathon between the Blue Jays and Red Sox clocking in at 6:00. Even with that, overall game time continued to average almost exactly 3:05, with the Phillies and Nationals playing for only 2:16 on Sunday.

 

Ejections continued to tilt to the American League, who crossed the 100 ejections threshold on the season. The National League, on the other hand, reached a “nice” level, staying 30+ ejections behind the American League.

 

Now finally, as always, your miscellany.  And of course we have included the raw data at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Rays (vs Twins), Tuesday, September 5th. 6,509

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs Diamondbacks), Tuesday, September 5th. 47,039

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Rockies), Friday, September 8th. 53,632

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Twins), Monday, September 4th. 12,108

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Red Sox (vs Blue Jays), Tuesday, September 5th. 6:00 (3-2 Red Sox)

Shortest game last week: Nationals (vs Phillies), Sunday, September 10th. 2:16 (3-2 Nationals)

Longest average game for the week: Red Sox, 3:44 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Cardinals, 2:48 average over 7 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Dodgers (vs Rockies), 93 degrees, Sunday, September 10th.

Coldest game last week: Pirates (vs Cubs), 59 degrees, Thursday, September 7th.

Warmest average for the week: Twins, 80.5 degrees over 4 games.

Coldest average for the week: Tigers, 65.0 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Braves vs Marlins, 19 mph, Sunday, September 10th.

Windiest week: Indians, 12.2 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 9 (170 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 6, NL 3. (Season total: AL 101, NL 69)

 

Raw data:

All games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels61054426248173272:454:383:31647969.71145.71
Astros61228820108165272:463:483:10648476.21116.21
Athletics71054419244139422:484:383:37648473.65149.31
Blue Jays63196144218360812:346:003:27617967.261710.91
Braves71997134974266352:503:473:18667970.961910.1
Brewers51262641167314662:443:092:56658370.881511
Cardinals71780644378305142:233:032:48737976.83128.8
Cubs71407941167276742:353:132:58598068.351510.3
Diamondbacks52385448612389372:583:423:18748076.7475.3
Dodgers74703953632501453:003:423:24739378.4475.61
Giants41645828300222802:473:323:066690753117.5
Indians51236930090179462:413:433:04618366.281611.7
Mariners51510426248205902:453:152:57648472121.2
Marlins61439034974257293:023:473:19677270.871911
Mets52127430661261132:383:383:06657872.6111412.21
Nationals61439035694256892:163:273:04697470.5596.3
Orioles23009037622338562:413:253:036482738119.5
Padres61780627988229042:233:362:5773777591211
Phillies62223035694285672:163:273:066978735138.2
Pirates71407944378284902:353:132:55598073.73138
Rangers51997138135266592:503:433:12668476.56138.8
Rays4718536734227033:053:233:14637066.5597
Red Sox53300936734344052:576:003:4463797051710.6
Reds51262630661229112:383:382:59658372.3101411.71
Rockies62667453632438573:153:353:26739381.9375.2
Royals52254735003288452:513:133:00668376.26139.7
Tigers52254744218326662:343:132:5561746671310.4
Twins5718535003232332:513:233:06828382.3687.3
White Sox61236917688156312:473:433:03618367.581611.72
Yankees33134938135357022:573:433:21808482898.3

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Athletics71054419244139422:484:383:37648473.65149.31
Blue Jays33196144218386592:343:032:486163627118.7
Braves71997134974266352:503:473:18667970.961910.1
Cardinals34096644378426722:352:582:49787978.53106.5
Cubs34011341167407672:513:092:58657067.781511
Diamondbacks22385427988259212:583:363:17
Dodgers74703953632501453:003:423:24739378.4475.61
Indians13009030090300902:412:412:41646464111111
Mariners51510426248205902:453:152:57648472121.2
Marlins21439017349158703:023:103:06
Mets52127430661261132:383:383:06657872.6111412.21
Nationals42626735694305992:163:273:03697470.5596.3
Orioles13762237622376223:253:253:25828282888
Padres41780625028213952:233:032:4773777591211
Pirates41407921068178542:353:132:59598068.85139.5
Rangers23134938135347422:573:433:20808482898.5
Rays271851210896473:173:233:20
Red Sox53300936734344052:576:003:4463797051710.6
Reds21262622403175152:443:032:53688375.5101211
Rockies22667428300274873:153:323:23789084364.5
Royals32999135003322912:513:052:57828382.3687.3
Tigers22254724804236763:003:133:06667470111312
White Sox61236917688156312:473:433:03618367.581611.72

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Athletics71054419244139422:484:383:37648473.65149.31
Blue Jays33196144218386592:343:032:486163627118.7
Braves71997134974266352:503:473:18667970.961910.1
Cardinals34096644378426722:352:582:49787978.53106.5
Cubs34011341167407672:513:092:58657067.781511
Diamondbacks22385427988259212:583:363:17
Dodgers74703953632501453:003:423:24739378.4475.61
Indians13009030090300902:412:412:41646464111111
Mariners51510426248205902:453:152:57648472121.2
Marlins21439017349158703:023:103:06
Mets52127430661261132:383:383:06657872.6111412.21
Nationals42626735694305992:163:273:03697470.5596.3
Orioles13762237622376223:253:253:25828282888
Padres41780625028213952:233:032:4773777591211
Pirates41407921068178542:353:132:59598068.85139.5
Rangers23134938135347422:573:433:20808482898.5
Rays271851210896473:173:233:20
Red Sox53300936734344052:576:003:4463797051710.6
Reds21262622403175152:443:032:53688375.5101211
Rockies22667428300274873:153:323:23789084364.5
Royals32999135003322912:513:052:57828382.3687.3
Tigers22254724804236763:003:133:06667470111312
White Sox61236917688156312:473:433:03618367.581611.72